Boomkat Product Review:
Heavyweight, head-boggling drone pressure from two of The Skull Defekts’ slaves, Henrik Rylander and Joachim Nordwall, who both aim squarely at your psychedelic pleasure zones with Focus on the Centre of Your Skull for Nordwall’s iDEAL Recordings.
Along the same trajectory as last year’s Journey To The Centre of Your Mind LP and the Harsh Realities, Broken Bones and Skull Tones tape, this one is a stoically crushing demonstration of noise and techno minimalism at its purest, most affective; rudely intent on massaging or even masticating your grey matter into unstable states.
The four parts of Focus on the Centre of Your Skull draw on a strong heritage of dub, noise, techno and metal yet could never quite be accused of imitating any of them. Rather they cut thru all fields at once to irrigate their own furrow of mutant, roiling drone which exists in a strange paradox of pulsating momentum and aching stasis, eaten away by caustic FX which bluntly work their way in like parasitic organisms.
Great, visceral stuff.